Earlier this week, J. Cole put the world on notice. His latest project KOD, would debut on April 20. So while stoners flame up, music addicts are experiencing a high of their own.

In just three days J.Cole created a buzz around KOD that some artists couldn’t create in months. Five tweets later, the 12 track effort is available to the world and hip hop heads have finally received the main line hit they’ve been in desperate need of.

Cole delivered track after track of lyricism unparalleled by any artist of similar success. Versatile flows over heart stopping production and drug references with multiple meanings reaffirm J. Cole’s place as hip hop royalty.

Hours before the release of KOD, the North Carolina native took to Twitter with this thought provoking tweet:

KOD. 3 meanings.

Kids on Drugs.

King Overdosed.

Kill Our Demons.

The rest of the album I leave to your interpretation.

And in the 42 minutes that Cole spends with his fans he addresses these concepts. Taking the time to evaluate addiction, love and trauma among other themes, J. Cole gave fans a high to ride and at the same time a shoulder to lean on.

Art, therapy, and education simultaneously, KOD is exactly what music needs today.


Da Deputy – It’s Okay

Just last week, Fort Worth, Texas rapper Da Deputy premiered the video for his single “It’s Okay.”

Spawning from his 2017 album Bear You Soul, “It’s Okay,” is the LP’s first visual. Featuring Jaeson Green and directed by French Montana’s creative director Stack Moses, “It’s Okay” is moving and relatable.

Through “It’s Okay” Da Deputy gives fans a look inside his personal life. Heartfelt lyrics about how he isn’t available enough to his family and his drive to succeed makes him feel selfish remind fans that lyrical aptitude makes performers no different from anyone else.

LuKane is Lucas Moore

A little over a week ago LuKane premiered his third solo effort Lucas Moore.

Lucas Moore is 14 tracks of soulful hip hop. Somewhere between rapping and and singing and a whole lot of Chicago references we get to know a whole lot more about LuKane.

Obviously an autobiography, Lucas Moore is also LuKane’s government. Throughout the LP, LuKane takes fans on a journey though relationships, summer nights and growing up in Chicago. With limited and features and production coming from an array of upcoming producers the dominant sound is LuKane’s.